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Feb 22, 2021

New Orleans natives continue Mardi Gras tradition

Despite a global pandemic trying to put a halt on Mardi Gras this year, a Tiger Point neighborhood came together to celebrate the season with a foot parade Sunday.

Shamrock Stroll
Feb 19, 2021

‘Shamrock Stroll’ slated for Navarre Beach

Navarre locals, visitors and pets, it’s time to get your green on and sign up for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Shamrock Stroll 5K Run/Walk.

The March 20 event was approved by the Board of County Commissioners Feb. 18.

Feb 17, 2021

Telling a story through pictures

Kiersten Palanek has always been interested in photography.

She took a class for it online in middle school and now gets an opportunity to do it inside a school as part of a growing photojournalism program at Navarre High School.

Night to Shine
Feb 15, 2021

Hundreds turn out to cheer special prom guests

It might have rained on this parade, but it didn’t matter. Hundreds of people in the community came out Feb. 12 to shower the special needs guests of Night to Shine with love and support. There were 64 guests and close to 250 volunteers, all of whom celebrated in the rain Friday night.

Feb 12, 2021

Navarre grad graduates from Coast Guard training

Devin Beaulieu, a 2018 Navarre High School graduate, successfully completed eight weeks of U.S. Coast Guard basic military training and graduated from USCG Training Center Cape May with Company November-199, in Cape May, New Jersey.

Feb 11, 2021

Healing Paws for Warriors receives money from Penguin Plunge

Healing Paws for Warriors recently received a check from Juana’s Pagodas for the funds raised from the Penguin Plunge that took place Jan. 1.

Feb 10, 2021

10 years later: Ian Lockwood’s legacy still changing lives

Denise Lockwood still gets phone calls and messages from those who knew her son. Some send flowers on her birthday. Others drop in to say hello when they are in town.

Even former Florida Gator football players who listened to Ian Lockwood speak the morning of the Outback Bowl a decade ago still keep in contact with Denise, reminders of how inspiring her son truly was.

Feb 10, 2021

Navarre boy’s first words become his destiny

Not every 10-year-old boy gets off the school bus most days, grabs his yard tools and heads over to his neighbor’s house to see how he can be of assistance that day.

For Navarre boy Nicholas Swanson, this is his routine.

Feb 6, 2021

‘Don’t let your story be affected by your circumstances’

Faith means everything to John Wood. His second book, “Disability Devotionals,” highlights as much.

“I’m a very faithful person, at least I try to be, and this book was written to inspire others to have faith in their situations,” Wood said.

Feb 5, 2021

Parade rolls on in Milton

Milton held its Mardi Gras parade last Saturday. Crowds gathered along the parade route as floats rolled by.